The title above is nice and empathetic but one thing they do not want is your pity, wheels fotheringham and fearless Abel rose both have spina bifida and both shred the park and do amazing stunts that have the most pious screaming WHAT THE FUCK. Spina bifida is a diagnosis they were born with not who they are
If you haven’t noticed a common thread in this blog since its beginning in 2011 then let me Enlighten you.WE are vibrant intelligent beautiful humans just like the rest of you we don’t ask special treatment just a level playing field, although in wheels case he wouldn’t know what to do with flat ground!
Abel just turned three, he’s already a sponsored wheelchair athlete yet people see him and think “aw poor baby he’s disabled” but in the time that takes he’s dropped in on a skate bowl and popped a dozen wheelies.
Yes for every wheels or Abel they’re a dozen who just go to school and work and they are equally amazing because they fight the bias Whig ore the naysayers and they when given lemons make margaritas!
So this month is spina bifida awareness month please become informed, become involved donate money, donate time and best of all pass on the love and caring and compassion never the pity